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The climate of Grand Canyon (Arizona - United States of America)
The Grand Canyon is a large gorge in the northern part of Arizona. It is probably the best known gorge in the world. The Grand Canyon is part of Grand Canyon National Park which is a Unesco preservation site. Grand Canyon Village can be found in the Grand Canyon. Most tourists use this as a starting point to explore the Grand Canyon. A local airport can also be found here. The Grand Canyon was formed by the Colorado River which has been flowing here for thousands of years and has been slowly eroding its way through the rockery. Originally this region was home to the Pueblo Indians to whom this area was sacred.
Because of the large differences in altitude the climate varies. In the higher regions snow falls on a regular basis. The regions surrounding the Colorado River never get snowfall. Two short rainy periods can be distinguished; the first is in March and the second in July and August. On the highest peaks more than 60 centimeters of snow may fall. It is recommended to check the weather before you visit the Grand Canyon. This way you can avoid extremes in weather. The coldest temperature on record is -28.9 degrees Celsius (-20.0 degrees Fahrenheit). The warmest temperature on record is 40.6 degrees Celsius (105 degrees Fahrenheit). The figures below apply to Grand Canyon Village.

 

Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for Grand Canyon:
Please note that local deviations may occur

average
 maximum
temperature (įC)

average
minimum

temperature (įC)
average
hours of sunshine

per
day
average days with precipitation
per month
average
mm
precipitation
per month
average
sea
temperature (įC)
January 8 -6 7 5 n/a
February 11 -4 8 5 n/a
March 14 -2 9 6 n/a
April 19 2 11 4 n/a
May 25 6 12 4 n/a
June 31 11 13 3 n/a
July 33 15 11 7 n/a
August 32 14 11 7 n/a
September 28 10 10 5 n/a
October 22 4 9 4 n/a
November 14 -1 8 4 n/a
December 9 -5 7 5 n/a
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate information for each month of the year:
 

chance of
(very) hot

weather

chance of
(very) cool
weather
chance of
long-term

precipitation
chance of
hurricanes
(cyclones)
chance of
sunny days

UV-index

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